Gun taken for farmer's safety

Farmers are battling with the emotional fallout from November's earthquake and rural support workers suggest they open ...

Police confiscate gun as fragile drought and quake-hit farmers hit breaking point.

War on rustlers to go high-tech

Stock theft is estimated to cost Kiwi farmers about $120 million a year.

A new animal tracking system could be a valuable weapon in war on stock theft.

Billboard storm in a C-cup

Designer Direct's infamous billboard has been sold. Designer Direct owner Michael Adams hands over to new owner Tim Harris.

Too saucy for some residents, a former councillor purchased the Bull's billboard.

Anti-farming slurs hurt

Keep positive, is Rick Powdrell's message to farmers hurt by slurs.

Ouch. Some of those anti-farming pokes are painful.

Farmers find unburnt home on Facebook

Greg Graham, wife Rachel and one of their alpaca stud animals. The family is waiting to be let back onto their property ...

Fire comms break down - farmer Greg Graham discovered his home still stands on Facebook.

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opinion

Environment hot spots on farms

Farm environmental plans allow farmers to tailor their farm's environmental activities to manage risks in relation to ...

Identify environmental hot spots such as stock yards, offal holes and silage stacks, says Alan Campbell.

Battling shearing's ageing workforce

World shearing champs highlight the problem of an older workforce.

Water polluting hypocrisy

A new way to kill your brain

Fieldays

Helping others, helping himself 

Bay of Plenty kiwifruit orchardist David Horwood has overcome depression by turning his innovation ideas into reality.

 Award-winning inventor overcame depression by turning his ideas into reality.

Weber mystery at Fieldays

Reporter Audrey Malone takes on the Chiefs' Brad Weber in an obstacle course challenge at Mystery Creek.

Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year winner  Paul Olsen from Manawatu.

Biggest and busiest

The National Fieldays has wrapped up one of its biggest and busiest events yet.

dairy

Clock ticking for Hunter Downs

The current proposed scheme infrastructure takes water from the Waitaki River via the existing Morven Glenavy Irrigation ...

The call is out for capital to get the Hunter Downs irrigation scheme off the ground.

Environment hot spots on farms

Identify environmental hot spots such as stock yards, offal holes and silage stacks, says Alan Campbell.

Low stress cows produce more milk.

More milk from stress-free cows

Low stressed cows mean more milk in the vat, says DairyNZ.

advice

Feilding's town effluent goes on farms

Horizon's regional councillors in the environment committee, visit Feilding waste water plant. Hamish Waugh explains how ...

New irrigators to spread town effluent on farmland to meet resource consent.

Red tape hampers quake repairs

They're skilled fencers, ready to help. They just have to do another health and safety induction.

Helicopters with monsoon buckets fight the fire above Kennedys Reserve in Christchurch.

Extreme fire risk in rural Canty

Rural fire officers fighting Christchurch wildfires worry that another blaze will leave them short-handed.

aquaculture

Extreme fire risk in rural Canty

Helicopters with monsoon buckets fight the fire above Kennedys Reserve in Christchurch.

Rural fire officers fighting Christchurch wildfires worry that another blaze will leave them short-handed.

'No choice' on shifting salmon

A controversial plan to relocate salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds is out of the council's hands.

Road block north of Kaikoura. There has been some confusion about whether or not people should be allowed on the beach ...

Road block beach ban riles

People told a Kaikoura quake road block means a beach ban too - but what are the rules?

beef

Clock ticking for Hunter Downs

The current proposed scheme infrastructure takes water from the Waitaki River via the existing Morven Glenavy Irrigation ...

The call is out for capital to get the Hunter Downs irrigation scheme off the ground.

War on rustlers to go high-tech

A new animal tracking system could be a valuable weapon in war on stock theft.

Farm environmental plans allow farmers to tailor their farm's environmental activities to manage risks in relation to ...

Environment hot spots on farms

Identify environmental hot spots such as stock yards, offal holes and silage stacks, says Alan Campbell.

Sheep

Southern Shears in Gore

Nathan Stratford, of Invercargill at the Southern Shears in Gore on Saturday, shearing in the South Island Shearer of ...

A "poor" turnout to the Southern Shears held in Gore on Friday and Saturday.

Clock ticking for Hunter Downs

The call is out for capital to get the Hunter Downs irrigation scheme off the ground.

Nova Kumeroa-Elers of Mataura throws a fleece at the Southern Shears in Gore.

Big guns out at Southern Shears

World Champions Henare and Kirkpatrick are competing in Gore this weekend.

cropping

Clock ticking for Hunter Downs

The current proposed scheme infrastructure takes water from the Waitaki River via the existing Morven Glenavy Irrigation ...

The call is out for capital to get the Hunter Downs irrigation scheme off the ground.

Highs and lows for crop-dusters

Aerial top dressing pilots in North Canterbury are battling strong nor'west winds.

Apple prices are sky high at the moment.

Apples up to $6 a kilo

An apple a day may keep the doctor away - but they may also hurt your pocket.

agribusiness

Clock ticking for Hunter Downs

The current proposed scheme infrastructure takes water from the Waitaki River via the existing Morven Glenavy Irrigation ...

The call is out for capital to get the Hunter Downs irrigation scheme off the ground.

More dairy awards finalists found

The Auckland/Hauraki, Waikato and Bay of Plenty finalists for the national dairy industry awards have been named

Farm environmental plans allow farmers to tailor their farm's environmental activities to manage risks in relation to ...

Environment hot spots on farms

Identify environmental hot spots such as stock yards, offal holes and silage stacks, says Alan Campbell.

Discovery

Sharing the excitement of science

AgResearch scientist Louise Hennessy

A young scientist delights in passing on her passion for science to schoolchildren.

All aboard regulation train

Rob Mitchell talks to a straight-shooting scientist who realises that progress doesn't come without a certain amount of unhappiness.

Irina Boiarkina, of the University of Auckland, rock-climbing during a visit to Squamish, Canada.

Treasure in a mountain of data

Rob Mitchell talks to a scientist who loves solving mathematical problems.

rural women

Silent killers find new home

A paddock full of scotch thistle at Kaihoka in Golden Bay.

OPINION: No more blisters or chemicals, just a silent killer.

Punters lose place of worship

Everybody loves a Sunday session, but these Marlborough locals stick to it religiously.

Sam Heaven competing in 2010.

Two women in young farmer final

Ellish Norrie and Megan Hands will be up against the men in the Tasman regional final of the Young Farmer of the Year.

Video

Airbnb scams on the rise

The six-bedroom "Bondi Beach luxury villa," listed at $780 a night for 12 people, was actually in Florida.

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